Archive: May 2016

Calling all Guardian Members…

The Guardian newspaper Members can join us Thursday 19 May at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Cardiff and enjoy a welcome mocktail, a three-course meal, plus tea or coffee. Hear from Chris Moore chief executive of The Clink Charity talk about the challenges and success stories of running one of Cardiff’s most famous restaurants.
Book now online before tickets sell out.


Meet The Clink Restaurant at HMP Styal’s head chef…

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Meet The Clink Restaurant at HMP Styal’s head chef Kerry Rickett, and find out what she finds most rewarding about working at the restaurant.

What does your role as head chef entail day-to-day?

My day-to-day role involves organising the women on their sections in the kitchen, assisting and training them through their ongoing N.V.Q level 2 qualification in professional cookery. I support, and most importantly, listen, to […]


A taste of The Clink Canape Cookbook’s simple strawberry shortcakes

Now that spring has sprung, what better way to indulge guests for the year’s first garden party than with The Clink Canapé Cookbook’s simple strawberry shortcake recipe.
For a show-stopping spring or summer party, follow the Clink Events’ simple strawberry short cake recipe. What better way to indulge for the year’s first garden party.
Strawberry Shortcakes
You’ll need a 5cm biscuit cutter.
Makes 25

125g self-raising flour, plus more to dust
½ tsp baking powder
40g unsalted butter, chopped and chilled
1½ tbsp caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten […]


Seven fun facts to celebrate The Clink at HMP High Down’s seventh birthday

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In May 2016 it will be an incredible seven years since the first Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down opened its doors to the public. In celebration we thought we’d round up seven interesting facts that you might not know about the restaurant, gardens and prisoners in training at The Clink in Surrey:

The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down was the first restaurant in the UK […]


A Royal visit to The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton

As part of her role as a patron of the National Literacy Trust, HRH Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visited HMP Brixton to learn about the prison’s rehabilitation programmes.
Her Royal Highness’ tour took her to the Books Unlocked reading group which is dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK and rounded off her visit with The Clink Restaurant where she was shown the great strides taking place to equip prisoners with essential skills and experience to help them gain […]


Marking one year for The Clink at HMP Styal

On Friday 29th April friends of The Clink Charity and local supporters joined chef, writer and regular BBC Saturday Kitchen guest Daniel Galmiche at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Styal for a celebratory lunch to mark a hugely successful first year for the restaurant.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport attended the lunch along with representatives from the prison and certificates were awarded to of the trainees […]


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